Martino was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Martino has now been signed and released by Tampa Bay two separate times this season, having signed with the team only three days ago. The 27-year-old receiver played in four games this season but did not record an offensive statistic.
Martino was released by the Buccaneers on Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Martino was cut to make room on the 53-man roster for quarterback Jameis Winston, who returned from a three game suspension. The 27-year-old did not log a catch in during Tampa's first three games of the season, having largely been relegated to a special teams role. Martino will look to earn a depth position elsewhere in the league.
Martino was seemingly outperformed by Bernard Reedy in the battle for a No. 6 receiver spot, particularly in the preseason finale against the Jaguars last Thursday. Martino failed to come up with his only target in that contest while Reedy paced the Bucs with five receptions, but the former did have a pair of grabs for 38 yards over the first trio of exhibitions. Now entering his third season in Tampa after tallying 13 receptions (on 17 targets) for 238 yards and one touchdown across 21 games across his first pair of campaigns. Martino figures to once again have an uphill battle for playing time in 2018.
Martino (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Martino has now missed a full week of practice due to the undisclosed injury. The speedy 26-year-old wideout entered training camp in competition with Justin Watson and Bernard Reedy for the Buccaneers' No. 5 receiving spot, and his prolonged absence could prove costly. Martino will need to get back on the practice field and quickly impress to have any chance of making the 53-man roster.
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|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||7||5.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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